April 30, 2010

Nella Cordelia

It's not often that a blog moves me, but this one has.  I am going to link it here.  If you are at work, wait to read this when you are at home, trust me.  It's a beautiful story with a happy ending, but get the tissues.

Enjoying The Small Things

Mike was sitting in the dark,  rocking Link to sleep when I handed him my iPhone with the blog post loaded on it, telling him, 'you'll want to read this....'.  As I post this I can hear him still sitting in the dark, rocking Link, reading the post and sniffling back tears.  Just one of the million reasons why I love him.

April 29, 2010

Random but Recent Pictures

Hanging out on a Saturday morning.

Running around the yard before bed, getting the last of the wiggles out.

April 28, 2010

Mother's Day

Last year for Mother's Day I wanted to get a 'mother's necklace' (cheesy term) but since we were planning to have a second child, we thought it was best to wait. 

This year I am getting one for sure.  The one I love the most is from Jeanine Payer. I have one other piece of jewelry of hers and my New York bestie, Vickie has a few pieces too.  I love her stuff - it's so simple and beautiful.

Here is her site:  Jeanine Payer

And the design I chose (Verdi 2):

There are several beautiful photo pieces on her site, but this one is so pretty.  I like both available poetry options, so I asked Mike to choose.

For the boys' pictures I think I will go with this one of Hudson since it captures that smile and he's still pretty young in it.

Or maybe this one because he's a little younger.   I have so, so many pictures of H, it's hard to choose.

Maybe I should use one that shows his typical antics?





April 25, 2010

Playdate Chez Benedict

We hosted a very fun playdate two weekends ago.  All total, we had 13 little ones ranging from 2 weeks to 3 years, plus 14 adults.  Judging from the exhausted kids at the end of the day, everyone had a good time.

April 21, 2010

Fun Times

The boys are at fun ages now.

One of them is sweet and sleepy.

The other is a ridiculous fool.

April 12, 2010

This Morning

I wish I knew what LW was thinking.

April 6, 2010

Easter Weekend

The boys received a gift this weekend - a really great play structure.

Here it is, being assembled.

While that was going on, Mike and H played in the creek.

Then H opened a package sent from his Granny.

Then it was play time!

Lincoln tried his best to participate.